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Strand should be available as a normal stock item. The Jefferson is a now-or-never deal, with the exception of a MTO.
Yes and who knows how long the SF MTO offer will stand...
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I have a pair of cordovan bradley's that have always been too tight in the toe box.  Despite that i have worn them on occasion and it is ready for a recraft.  Has anyone ever had their shoe widened to an E during recrafting?  (is it possible?)

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Originally Posted by SBear View Post
 

 I'll keep my fingers crossed (for you too OptoDoc).

 

Merci beaucoup.

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Originally Posted by newbiealden View Post
 

I have a pair of cordovan bradley's that have always been too tight in the toe box.  Despite that i have worn them on occasion and it is ready for a recraft.  Has anyone ever had their shoe widened to an E during recrafting?  (is it possible?)

 

I don't think you can. The concern would be, when a shoe is recrafted, It is put on the original size last, and new leather is pulled down so that a new welt can be stitched on to leather that has not been perforated, previously. If the shoe was to be made wider, you would be stitching the welt to leather that was originally below the welt line, exposing the original, perforated leather.

 

Hope that makes sense..?

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Originally Posted by newbiealden View Post
 

I have a pair of cordovan bradley's that have always been too tight in the toe box.  Despite that i have worn them on occasion and it is ready for a recraft.  Has anyone ever had their shoe widened to an E during recrafting?  (is it possible?)

 

A good cobbler can stretch a shoe up to a half size. You want to be very careful and ensure they have worked with cordovan but it certainly is possible

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Holy crap, 13%!

NJ makes up for it in property taxes. They get their money either way.

 

Yep, but on the bright side, no sales tax on shoes and clothes here in NJ is a big perk. 

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I wonder if i have them stretch the shoe first than recraft|relast it.   i wanna try a local cobbler for some of this work - so this might be a good test of their capabiltiies.

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

Yep, but on the bright side, no sales tax on shoes and clothes here in NJ is a big perk. 
I agree! I'm not complaining!
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I should clarify. I bought a pair of Parkway in 7D and a pair of McTavish in 7E while doing some shopping in Portland. They were both crazy cheap so I overlooked their shortcomings with respect to fit. When I got home I realized that the Parkways 7D were unwearable...way to tight...toe crushing tight. Have since sold them. The McTavish 7E fit a little sloppy, but with the right socks are relatively comfortably. I am now looking at the Strands and wonder what size might work...I'm leaning towards 7.5D. Also, I wear a 7D in Alden Barrie.
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I guess then the question is if I already have walnut Strands and don't have any full wings, should I go with the Jefferson? Wait for the sale and get Cambridge? I seem to like the brown better than the burgundy.
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Originally Posted by ryansto View Post

Strand should be available as a normal stock item. The Jefferson is a now-or-never deal, with the exception of a MTO.
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Originally Posted by BIGBERTHA View Post

I should clarify. I bought a pair of Parkway in 7D and a pair of McTavish in 7E while doing some shopping in Portland. They were both crazy cheap so I overlooked their shortcomings with respect to fit. When I got home I realized that the Parkways 7D were unwearable...way to tight...toe crushing tight. Have since sold them. The McTavish 7E fit a little sloppy, but with the right socks are relatively comfortably. I am now looking at the Strands and wonder what size might work...I'm leaning towards 7.5D. Also, I wear a 7D in Alden Barrie.

 

I would stick with the 7E in the Strand, if the McTavish is big in that size. It seems like the McTavish runs a width, if not a half size larger than most other 5 lasted styles, so I would caution against going up a half size in length.

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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

I guess then the question is if I already have walnut Strands and don't have any full wings, should I go with the Jefferson? Wait for the sale and get Cambridge? I seem to like the brown better than the burgundy.

 

I would go for the Jefferson now.

post #29863 of 53425
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Originally Posted by ryansto View Post

I would go for the Jefferson now.

I just got the jefferson (brown calfskin) and it's pretty awesome. I'll bet the shell version is even better.
post #29864 of 53425
The Brooks Brothers football leather chukka arrived today from the seconds sale. No deal breakers in terms of flaws I can see, and they fit fine, so they are keepers. I didn't know that these are unlined, but that's not a problem for me. Still not sure how they came up with an MSRP of $498, as there isn't anything I can see that warrant the higher than normal price. Kind of makes me wonder how many pairs BB is selling even with their normal 15~25% discounts. At $125 though, I think they are very nice, as I really like shoes made with the football leather.




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Originally Posted by newbiealden View Post

I have a pair of cordovan bradley's that have always been too tight in the toe box.  Despite that i have worn them on occasion and it is ready for a recraft.  Has anyone ever had their shoe widened to an E during recrafting?  (is it possible?)
I'm not sure AE will do this for their recraft, but I'd guess B. Nelson might give it a try.
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